Here’s 3 gluten free party food ideas for your Christmas buffet! All of these recipes are super simple and can easily be made using Juvela‘s gluten free bread.
With Christmas just around the corner, the annual festive buffet certainly isn’t far behind. That’s why I’ve conjured up 3 gluten free party food ideas for your Christmas buffet as my early gift to you all! (no, you can’t have the receipt)
I think we can all agree that it’s time that we reclaimed the festive buffet for us gluten free folk. The Christmas buffet often means cross-contamination (if there is anything that you can actually eat in the first place) so why not go all out and just make it all gluten free?
‘Just make it all gluten free?!’ I hear you say? Yes, it is possible! All you need is a loaf of Juvela’s gluten free bread (which is available in selected Tesco stores) and a few fresh, simple ingredients. Let me show you how…
1. No Pastry Gluten Free Mini Quiche
Who doesn’t love a mini quiche at a Christmas buffet? Well, if you can eat them that is. Fortunately, mine are gluten free and even better yet, there’s no need to turn the kitchen upside-down making gluten free shortcrust pastry.
You can simply use a slice of Juvela gluten free bread to form a cute little bread cup for your eggy filling. I used a large biscuit cutter to make nice, round shapes that fit perfectly into your muffin tin.
Juvela’s gluten free bread is incredibly pliable and strong, so it’s perfect for gently molding it into your muffin holes.
Using gluten free bread makes my mini quiches much lighter than using shortcrust pastry. It’s sort of like biting into a light, eggy bread cloud. There’s no soggy bottoms and they’re a little more on the healthy side too.
This recipe yields 6 no pastry gluten free mini quiches, but if you’ve got a few hungry guests, I’d definitely recommend doubling or even tripling the quantities. Trust me, they’ll go fast!
They’re so so easy and quick to make, not to mention that they look absolutely fab served up within your gluten free finger food feast.
Oh, and don’t forget to save your discarded crusts for the next recipe!
No Pastry Gluten Free Mini Quiche
- 6 slices of Juvela gluten free bread
- 2 eggs
- 125ml milk
- grated cheese
- smoked ham chopped
- oil for greasing your muffin tray (I use garlic infused olive oil)
- fresh chives optional
Take your 6 slices of gluten free bread and cut out a circle in the middle of each. I use a biscuit cutter for this. (You can save the crusts for making gluten free breadcrumbs!)
Carefully make the circles of bread a little thinner, either by using a rolling pin or pressing down with your hand.
Grease the holes in a muffin tray with a little oil. (I often use garlic infused olive oil)
Delicately place your flattened circles of gluten free bread into the holes of a muffin tray. (If there is a little hole it doesn't really matter all that much)
'Blind' bake these in the oven at 180C for 10 minutes.
Whilst your bread is in the oven, beat your eggs and milk together in a jug.
Once your bread cups come out the oven fill them with a little ham, grated cheese and then pour over some of your egg mixture. (The egg mixture can soak into the bread so if the egg mixture seems to disappear a little, pour some more in!)
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes at 170C.
Gently remove from your muffin tray and top with some chopped fresh chives.
Enjoy hot or cold!
2. Gluten Free Cheesy Potato Croquettes
My gluten free cheesy potato croquettes are an instant crowd pleaser.
With a crispy, spiced, golden Juvela breadcrumb coating on the outside, creamy mash on the inside and a cheesy centre, they’re everybody’s fave.
Serve them up with your favourite dips and watch them disappear.
I always endeavor to try and minimise food waste, so I made the breadcrumbs for my croquettes using the discarded crusts from the first recipe. Waste not, want not my Mum always said!
Here’s the recipe for my gluten free cheesy potato croquettes…
Gluten Free Cheesy Potato Croquettes
- 100g Juvela gluten free bread I used the crusts for the No Pastry Quiches above!
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 egg
- 50g gluten free plain flour
- 400g mash potato chilled
- cheese cut into 1cm cubes (I chose cheddar but any cheese will work the one that melts the best & tastes the best to you!)
- oil for frying
Add your gluten free bread to a food processor and whizz them into fine breadcrumbs. (I used some leftover crusts mainly)
Add your paprika, salt and pepper and whizz only for a couple of seconds to combine.
Add your breadcrumbs to one bowl, beat an egg in another and add your gluten free flour to a third bowl.
Take 1 tbsp on your mash potato and add a cube of cheese to the middle/
Roll your potato into a croquette shape. Repeat with all your potato and cheese cubes.
Roll your croquette into the gluten free flour bowl.
Next coat in egg.
Finally cover in your gluten free breadcrumbs.
Heat some oil in a frying pan and lightly fry until crisp and golden on all sides.
Serve with your favourite dip, enjoy!
3. Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Sandwiches
A good Christmas buffet needs a few sarnies, so why not go all out and make some afternoon tea-style ones?
There’s something so sophisticated about afternoon tea-style sandwiches that nobody can deny. I tied a few of mine up with a fresh chive, just to try and nail that fancy vibe! Do you think I managed it?
Juvela’s gluten free bread is the perfect size to make these by simply removing the crusts and cutting them in half. Beautiful, dainty little sandwiches in no time.
You really can use any type of filling that you can imagine, but salmon and cream cheese is an absolute classic.
Cucumber sandwiches in this style are an absolute classic too. Make sure you drizzle them with a little apple cider vinegar for that little extra depth of flavour.
I’d recommend watching the video above for the technique in making them, but here’s the full recipe…
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Afternoon Tea Sandwiches
- Juvela gluten free bread
- margarine or butter if you prefer
- cream cheese
- smoked salmon
- fresh chives optional
Get two slices of gluten free bread and spread them in margarine.
Then spread a generous layer of cream cheese on top of one of the slices.
On the other slice place smoked salmon.
Put your cream cheese slice on top of your smoked salmon slice to form a sandwich!
Carefully with a sharp knife cut the edges/crusts off. Then cut the sandwich in half to make afternoon tea size little sandwiches!
As a optional final touch, get a fresh chives and tie it round the sandwich!
Repeat till you have enough sandwiches and enjoy!
Well, I hope my 3 gluten free party food ideas for your Christmas buffet have given you a little inspo.
You really can keep things incredibly simple and quick, whilst making everything gluten free from scratch.
Most importantly though, they all taste absolutely divine! There really are a million possibilities in a loaf of Juvela’s gluten free bread, so I’d definitely recommend it as a starting point.
Thanks so much for checking out my 3 gluten free party food ideas for your Christmas buffet! A massive thanks to Juvela gluten free for making this post possible. You can pick up a loaf of Juvela in selected Tesco stores.
Thanks for reading,
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Juvela Gluten Free.
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